Oliver Sweeney Kilties Add-Ons
Polka Dots & Houndstooth
Taking garments and accessories out of their original context is one of the things that inspires me the most when it comes to menswear. This is something I’m constantly looking out for in new collections or simply by observing stylish individuals on the street. As menswear “rules” bend more and more, so do the limits of creativity and mixing and matching.
Bowties are no longer the epitome of formality nor limited to tuxedos…as a matter of fact, this is precisely one of the pieces I love dressing down with a relaxed candy striped oxford shirt and a pair of worn out jeans. A cashmere cardigan with contrasting houndstooth elbow patches and a reversible gillet add the final details to a casual, put together weekend attire…
Details: reversible gillet by Zara, houndstooth elbow patched cardigan by Annapurna 5+1, candy stripe oxford button down by Our Legacy, jeans by Levi’s (511), polka dot bowtie by Add On, cashmere scarf by Burberry, vintage braided leather belt and watch by Daniel Wellington.
The Over-Polo Shirt
I’ve always seen polo shirts as the perfect tee alternative come Summer time, when you want to look a bit more put together but still exuding a casual and relaxed mood. The long sleeve polo just didn’t do it for me; I couldn’t quite figure why wear them instead of an outstanding pullover or knit. Well, as life often proves us wrong, here’s yet another example of a garment I couldn’t picture myself wearing and has now become one of my favourites…
This “Over-Polo” is not your average long sleeve polo shirt with a 3 button closure: Massimo Dutti clearly took these up a notch adding a zip closure perfect to show just the right amount of your shirt and tie combo, as well as a tab button closure should the wind catch you off-guard. Coming in a beautiful hunter green shade with contrasting brown suede detailing on the zip and tab, it’s just a matter of choosing the right complements to pull it off…
Details: safari jacket by Purificacion Garcia, long sleeve polo shirt by Massimo Dutti, snow wash oxford button down by Our Legacy, MTM 110s worsted wool slacks by Gentleman Tailors, camo boat shoes by Asos, MTO tartan tie, braided leather bracelet by Add On and watch by Rolex.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Last Weekend’s attire:
- Peak lapel cotton/silk blazer by Adam Kimmel
- Snow wash denim button down by Our Legacy
- Slim fit chinos by H&M
- Crepe sole boat shoes by Buttero
- Black tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe
- Paisley pocket square by Add On
- MTO tartan plaid tie
- Grained leather belt by Wrong Weather
- Vintage chronograph by Citizen (nato strap by Smart Turnout)
The thing with camo is that pulling it off is not as easy as it seems: besides the wide array of pattern and color variations, you still need to incorporate it in an intelligent fashion to make it sophisticated. Apart from the obvious choice of garment or accessory, which bears a huge impact when it comes to scale, you should consider the types of camo available (woodland, digital, etc) and see which works best for you.
These woodland camo shorts are a nice twist on traditional Summery alternatives and I love breaking the whole military theme by adding more classic items, such as a dress shirt, sports jacket and tasseled loafers. In the end, this eclectic mix is what makes the whole look visual appealing…
Details: dress shirt by Throttleman, camo canvas shorts by Asos, vintage braided leather belt, leather tasseled loafers by Lottusse, rope bracelet by Add On and leather bracelets by H&M
Model and Styling: Miguel Vieira
And Beyond Fabric’s Giveaway Winner Is…
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